Tool Tag Programming
It is the employer’s responsibility to adhere to legal requirements applicable to workplace health and safety and to determine vibration values that are representative of the actual vibration emissions over time.   Further detailed information is available on the HSE web site: or within ISO 5349-2. 
Commonly there are two sources of data to use for the purpose of calculating HAVs exposure points; 
  • the published Manufacturer’s data, or 
  • vibration measurements taken by a competent person in the workplace.
Measurement results can be highly variable, and manufacturer’s test methods may not represent the levels in the workplace.  In either case, the employer should assess the reasonableness of using such values, and the influence of factors such as variation over time, variation by specific task, variation by user, and correct maintenance of tools and accessories.


Interlink M74 Project - David Teasdale, Site Foreman

“I couldn’t believe the HAVmeter could survive those conditions. When we saw it slip into a flooded cavity, we thought we’d never see it again. However, when we found it again two months later, we just took it out, wiped it down, and carried on using it. It is a very impressive and resilient piece of technology.”